"We talk, a tape recording is made, diligent secretaries listen to our words to refine, transcribe, and punctuate them, producing a first draft that we can tidy afresh before it goes on to publication, the book, eternity.
Haven‘t we just gone through the ‘toilette of the dead’? We
have embalmed our speech like
a mummy, to preserve it forever. Because we reallty must
last a bit longer than our voices; we must, through the comedy of writing, inscribe ourselves somewhere.
This inscription, what does it cost us? What do we lose? What do we win?"
Fast Forward Science
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